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Acknowledgement of risk
Steven Poulton trading as ACTIVITIES AWAY and MARINE MASTERS ask that you read and then sign the next page to acknowledge you have read these terms of participation prior to attending for your course and/or activity event.
There will always be some real risk involved in the activities we offer.
This residual risk is inherent in the activities and can not be totally eliminated without destroying the activity, or the reason for doing it.
However, the risk is generally confined to a similar level that a normal person involved in normal 'outdoor' activities may experience.
The overall level of risk is considered to be low when all relevant risk factors and contraol measures are taken into consideration.
We believe this is a tolerable risk when compared to the benefits to be gained from participation.
However, you must decide if you also consider it tolerable.
To help you do this you will be given a full safety brief on the day of your event prior to activities commencing and individual activities will be explained to you at the relevant time.
All activities are carried out under instruction and extensive risk assessments and safety procedures are in place.
Civil and criminal law requires that we take all reasonable care of you.
We believe we do more than the law requires, but certain inherent risks may still remain which we can not remove without destroying the nature of the activity.
Our aim is to reduce risks to the lowest tolerable level consistent with the nature and ethos of the activity.
This document is not a ‘Disclaimer’ and by signing this document you will not lose ANY of the rights due to you as a participant.
The aim of this document is to inform participants (or their parents) so they can make a more informed choice about participation.
We operate a PARTICIPATION BY CHOICE policy which means that if you are unsure or not happy to participate in any or all of the activities on the day, then you will be able to forfeit your go and if the event is a team challenge or team building activity, no points will be deducted from your team.
Please read the following declaration as you will be asked to sign to say you have read it on the next page -
I understand that all outdoor activities are ‘Assumed risk’ sports that carry attendant risks.
I am aware of and accept these risks and will be responsible for my own action and involvement.
I will ensure I declare all relevant information to the instructors and will follow their directions and instruction at all times.
I am aware that Activities Away hold a Public Liability Policy that covers me for incident and/or accident where their or their agents negligence can be proven.
I am aware that it is possible to take out separate personal accident insurance that will cover me in the case of ‘non blame’ accident or injury and I will contact Activities Away for information on purchasing a suitable policy at my own expense if required.